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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Vanessa mean? 

VANESSA (noun)
  The noun VANESSA has 1 sense:

1. painted beauty and red admiral

  Familiarity information: VANESSA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VANESSA (noun)

Sense 1Vanessa [BACK TO TOP]


Painted beauty and red admiral

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Nouns denoting animals


genus Vanessa; Vanessa

Hypernyms ("Vanessa" is a kind of...):

arthropod genus (a genus of arthropods)

Meronyms (members of "Vanessa"):

painted beauty; Vanessa virginiensis (American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots)

red admiral; Vanessa atalanta (of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings)

Holonyms ("Vanessa" is a member of...):

family Nymphalidae; Nymphalidae (large beautifully colored butterflies)

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